A delicate easterly breeze meanders over the water. Shimmering reflections cast constantly shifting shadows across the garden.
From the kitchen window it is possible to manage an obscured glimpse and yet the experience seems meanly curated.
Why am I over here in the dark, when it would be so lovely to be over there amongst the best of it?
We are often posed the question as to whether one should look toward renovating their existing house or simply start all over again.
This is often a complex and layered problem that requires the careful and considered analysis of many factors. In most cases the decision is entirely specific to the needs and wants of the client and dependant on the exact constraints of the site and existing dwelling.
We always recommend that our clients speak with several builders very early in their design journey in order to gain a clear and up-to-date understanding of their current situation in terms of their existing build quality and ideal construction budget.
In general, cost differences associated with renovation vs new build construction are dependant on the extremity of the problems in your existing house – whether these be structural, functional, or aesthetic.
It’s rare that we are posed a design problem that can’t be resolved with thorough consideration and as such exploring both options can sometimes the best path to discovering the most ideal possible design outcome.
Perhaps surprisingly we have followed this dual path for Concept Design more than once and we find that the process always provides great clarity for our clients.